Paint a perfect picture over me, smoke away the shakes and fall asleep,
I can't take that much, wash away, burn away, fade away,
I feel to drained now,
I can't take that much, wash away, burn away, fade away,

(You change into a butterfly)

It's too late to redeem myself, should've been something better then this,
I'm so ashamed and I know I'm to blame, should've been thinking, thinking of you,
Tired eyes are falling down on me, chest is caving in but I'm too numb,
Saturate the habit, stroke thin air, down the hill I go,

(You change into a butterfly)

Talk about the aftertaste, talk about the afterlife,
Should've been somewhere out of this town,
Talk about the nights we've shared, talk about the fights we've had

I want you to know that I'm sorry


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White Butterfly song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song might be about anorexia...
    lou_zeron July 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthmm it could be something along those lines. i reckon maybe its about his betrayal of a girl and only knowing how much he really loved her when it was too late
    livlivdeadon August 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is from InMe's website:

    Why is the new album called 'White Butterfly?'
    As Dave mentioned in Rock Sound Magazine "A friend of ours passed away a couple of years ago and he was fascinated by white butterflies. About a year later after he died we were sitting around and somebody said, why was he fascinated by them? You never see them', and then one flew by! ...it also has another meaning, because butterflies symbolise rebirth."

    So, I think it's about their late friend.
    Varulfon January 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttheres a few words missing in the lyrics at the begining?xx
    xxemogalxxon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFanatastic song.
    A.Mon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFanatastic song.
    A.Mon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think he's in love with a girl and when he finally thinks he can tell her its too late. but then the line *should of been thinking fo you* just makes me think hes done somethign selfless and is trying to say sorry for it.
    dragonforce199on July 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat does sporadical smiles mean? ive tried looking up the word sporadical but it doesnt exist!

    existing words or not i still love them!
    dragonforce199on July 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSporadical means occasionally, or not very often...that kinda makes me think it's about him breaking up with a girl because of something he's done that was wrong, then realising how bad things used to be before her and knowing he cant go back to that. he then says sorry, and that he wasn't 'thinking of you' like he should have been when he did
    tortured_tiarason August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song was written about their friend who passed away after falling from a bridge. He was running after his girlfriend after an argument they had, hence the lines
    "I'm so ashamed and I know I'm to blame, should've been thinking, thinking of you"
    And, "Talk about the nights we've shared, talk about the fights we've had
    I want you to know that I'm sorry"
    taylorfaceon July 14, 2008   Link

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